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Brokeback Mountain the Opera will premiere tomorrow in Madrid. Annie Proux wrote the libretto.



While other composers might have found the taciturn and often painfully inarticulate characters a challenge, Wuorinen was inspired. Brokeback Mountain was a struggle toward the possibility of expression, about a groping toward language and awareness and self-knowledge. "I take the position that since it takes a long time for any word to get out, that what is laconic on the page can seem quite expansive on the opera stage," he says.

Soon on your TV.....

Saturday, 19 October 2013 09:15 pm
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[...]It's a special from award-winning filmmaker John Downer, who used animatronic penguins to infiltrate "the elusive world of penguins." The special, which promises to get at the dirty, seedy underbelly of penguin society, airs November 23 at 9pm on Discovery. [Discovery via press release]

I'm so watching that. Animatronic penguins. Infiltration. Dirty, seedy underbelly of (anything, really). I'm TOTALLY there.

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